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Scientific Theory of addictive personality and those who lack addictive personality traits

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Some people have very obvious addictive personality's. You can tell when a person has a highly addictive personality when they are constantly addicted to something. There is some people who get hooked to anything or have the same constant addictions and its impossible to break these people. There is some people who will go from being addicted to drugs, to smokables(anything you can smoke), to drinking, to hand held games. Which proves while these substances and things might have addictive qualities some people just have issues with addiction within themselves.


High Stimulation: Very addictive


There is some people who simply never do and lack the kind of stimulation for this to actually happen. There is some people who are incredibly bored all the time and dont have very strong attention spans. So they can lose interest in things very quickly. So unlike an addictive personality they will go from thing to thing and lose interest in it very quickly. I think these people are probably more likely to become depressed, paranoid, bored but probably not necessarily as likely to become addicted to things since they dont really get enough stimulation for an addiction to happen, and even if they do its temporary and they quickly need a new stimuli to replace the current one so they constantly have to change.


Low Stimulation: None addictive


The rest of the population have the potential to become addicted but are not going to necessarily seek out things to become addicted to. However probably have moderate stimulation to most things and probably have less problems becoming addicted to things. Since their brains are not constantly overstimulated by everything they come into contact with.


Moderate stimulation: Possibly addictive

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This needs some sources else it'll be thrown in Speculations.

We are programmed to do things when we get a reward for it. If its mentally rewarding we get chemicals saying "I like this". This is exactly how drugs get people addicted. They simply over stimulate you. However if someone does not have a normal level and are very easy to distract than in thoery they should probably be less likely to become addicted. However its very easy to see people who simply seem to have addictive personalities since these people get addicted to everything. Video-games, alcohol, smokes, gambling. It almost seems like these people are looking for an addiction. So if behavior is controlled by the rewarding chemicals in your brain would this not all make sense?


If someone is addicted to many things and become addicted to anything that gives even a little bit of a reward and are doing it constantly they should be getting high levels of dopamine meaning they have highly addictive personalities. If someone has low dopamine they are getting very low reward and so they are not motivated to stick with most things since they dont get any kind of joy out of it. If someone has normal levels of dopamine they are probably a functional person since they get dopamine at the correct times most of the time and they are not getting a sudden rush ALL THE TIME or Hardly ever.


So we have three types of people


Type A: High dopamine which means they are very likely to get addicted to things even things you would not normally consider addictive

Type B: Low dopamine which means they are very unlikely to get addicted to anything even if these things would normally be considered addictive

Type C: Moderate dopamine which means this person has the possibility of getting addicted to things which most would consider addictive


The idea is that Dopamine is meant to motivate us to do things we need to do in order to survive. So if you do not get pleasure in an activity you are likely to drop it. So its basically applying this idea to different things we see occurring in people. Which if that is the case people who often get addicted to several things even things you dont generally consider that addictive should be getting high reward for every little thing they take any type of joy in. If someone has a short attention span and very likely to become bored and drop everything suddenly they should be getting very low reward for it(more likely to become depressed). Then we have more well adjusted people who have a moderate level where its benefiting them but its not greatly ruining how they function in life.

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A problem. If I can trust that alilaMedicalMedia video (can I?), then heightened dopamine levels eventually desensitize the person to the relatively smaller spikes in dopamine. That is, the brain compensates.


Your "Type A" sounds more like ADHD, which is due to an underdeveloped cortex of the frontal and temporal lobes. http://www.nimh.nih.gov/news/science-news/2007/brain-matures-a-few-years-late-in-adhd-but-follows-normal-pattern.shtml

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